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Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Review

A solid juicer with a very reasonable price tag, this represents one of the best values in our review
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Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Review
Price:  $70 List
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Manufacturer:   Hamilton Beach
By David Wise and Austin Palmer  ⋅  Jan 30, 2022
55
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RANKED
#9 of 13
  • Juice Quality - 25% 6.3
  • Soft Produce - 20% 4.5
  • Hard Produce - 20% 5.4
  • Leafy Greens - 20% 5.0
  • Cleaning - 15% 6.0

Our Verdict

Looking to buy a top-ranked juicer but getting sticker shock from the models that cost hundreds of dollars? The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth isn't the best juicer that we tested, but it does a decent job across the board, all while retailing at a fraction of the price of the top models. This product is hands-down the best bang for the buck you can get when it comes to the variety of juicers on the market. While it might not be enough for the serious user, it is more than enough for most people and is our top recommendation when shopping for kitchen appliances on a budget.
REASONS TO BUY
Inexpensive
Decently easy to clean
Good juice quality
REASONS TO AVOID
Average juice yield
Editor's Note: This gear review received an update to include more information on our favorites. This update happened on January 28, 2022.

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Bottom Line An inexpensive and user-friendly machine that produces a very quality glass of juiceThe large chute, easy-to-clean parts, and efficient juicing capabilities make this a top-tier centrifugal juicerThis juicer is difficult to clean and requires ample prep time, but it produces great wheat grass shots and soft produce juiceEasy cleanup and a stronger motor may make this premium model worth the extra expenseIf you are looking for freshly-squeezed juice at a bargain, we think this is a great middle-of-the-road option that won't blow your budget
Rating Categories Hamilton Beach Big... Breville Juice Foun... Cuisinart Easy Clea... Hamilton Beach Big... Mueller Ultra-Juicer
Juice Quality (25%)
6.3
8.3
6.0
5.3
5.7
Soft Produce (20%)
4.5
5.8
7.5
4.5
6.0
Hard Produce (20%)
5.4
7.7
6.0
8.0
4.7
Leafy Greens (20%)
5.0
3.7
7.3
4.3
3.4
Cleaning (15%)
6.0
8.0
3.0
8.0
6.0
Specs Hamilton Beach Big... Breville Juice Foun... Cuisinart Easy Clea... Hamilton Beach Big... Mueller Ultra-Juicer
Model # 67601A JE98XL CSJ-300P1 67850 MU-100
Type Centrifugal Centrifugal Masticating Centrifugal Centrifugal
Warranty 3 year 1 Year Limited 3 Year Limited 3 year 2 Year
Dimensions //L x W x H with pulp cup and without pitcher // 14.4"1 x 7.8" x 11.46" 14.1" x 9" x 16.5" 11" x 10.3" x 20" 14.5" x 14.5" x 9" 16" x 8.1" x 16"
Reverse? No No Yes No No
Dishwasher Safe? Yes Yes, most parts Removable parts are top rack safe Yes Filter blade
Average Soft Produce Yield 16 ounces 17 ounces 16 ounces 18 ounces
Average Hard Produce Yield 22 ounces 16 ounces 18 ounces 17 ounces
Average Leafy Greens Yield 4 ounces 7 ounces 4 ounces 5 ounces

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Big Mouth centrifugal juicer finished near the middle of the pack. It does a better job at juicing hard and soft produce than many and retails for less than half of other centrifugal models. This juicer is also slightly easier to clean and handles leafy greens more than adequately.

Performance Comparison


hamilton beach big mouth - the hamilton beach 67601a big mouth is a good bargain option.
The Hamilton Beach 67601A Big Mouth is a good bargain option.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Juice Quality


This metric is the most important of the entire group. Our tests for this category compared the taste, texture, and consistency of three different juice recipes. The Big Mouth did quite well, holding its own with an above-average score.


For our first recipe — a concoction consisting of beetroots, carrots, apples, celery, cucumbers, and ginger root — the Big Mouth delivered a middle-of-the-road performance. It produced juice with great texture, but the taste seemed slightly off compared to the other tested models. It was palatable but wasn't our favorite. Our testers found it to be substantially less tasty than the beverages produced by some of the other, higher-quality juicers.

hamilton beach big mouth - our "can't beet it" recipe includes apples, celery, cucumber, beets...
Our “Can't Beet It” recipe includes apples, celery, cucumber, beets, carrots and ginger root. Such a variety of produce makes it a good testing ground for juice.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

The Big Mouth did much better in our second test, a recipe of romaine lettuce, apples, and oranges. The final drink was mildly pulpy, but overall, it had a great texture and tasted fine. Our third drink for testing combined beetroot, apples, carrots, sweet potatoes, and oranges. The mixture produced by this juicer was delicious but had a slightly overpowering beet flavor. There was a decent amount of pulp, and the texture was somewhat watery, but the quality was still above average.

Soft Produce


This metric focused on the actual yield when juicing various types of softer food and the quality of the juice generated. We used cucumbers, celery, apples, and oranges to judge performance.


The Big Mouth started this metric with a solid performance at juicing cucumbers, tying for one of the higher scores. It generated an above-average juice yield, exceeding the average by about 15mL, and produced only mild amounts of foam, though there were moderate amounts of pulp. Performance fell a little when it came to juicing celery, with the Big Mouth only producing an average amount of juice. This juice also had moderate pulp and foam and separated relatively quickly.

hamilton beach big mouth - the hamilton beach did quite well at juicing cucumbers and celery.
The Hamilton Beach did quite well at juicing cucumbers and celery.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Moving on to juicing oranges, the Big Mouth failed to impress. It produced about 15mL less juice than the average with little pulp and approximately a half-inch of foam on top. It did a little better at juicing apples, but not by much. We finished with an essentially average yield of juice, but there was tons of pulp in the drink. The juice also rapidly separated, and there was a lot of foam on the surface.

hamilton beach big mouth - we weren't fans of the apple juice produced by the hamilton beach.
We weren't fans of the apple juice produced by the Hamilton Beach.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Hard Produce


We evaluated how well each juicer did at juicing sweet potatoes, carrots, and beets for this metric. We used an identical set of criteria as the previous metric to score performance, and the Big Mouth again delivered an average performance.


The Big Mouth started this metric with a somewhat lackluster performance at juicing carrots, generating a less than average amount of juice with mild amounts of pulp. It did much better at juicing beets, actually earning one of the highest scores of the group. We received well above the average amount of juice with only mild amounts of pulp, though it created a decent amount of foam.

hamilton beach big mouth - the big mouth created a bit of pulp and quite a lot of foam when...
The Big Mouth created a bit of pulp and quite a lot of foam when juicing beets.
Credit: Austin Palmer

We finished out our testing for hard produce with sweet potatoes and again got an admirably average performance. The Big Mouth yielded the amount of juice we got from most juicers in our lineup, with moderate amounts of pulp.

hamilton beach big mouth - the hamilton beach delivered a middle-of-the-road performance at...
The Hamilton Beach delivered a middle-of-the-road performance at juicing sweet potatoes.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Leafy Greens


For this metric, we used spinach, wheatgrass, and curly-leaf kale for our assessments, again using the same criteria to assess the final product. Continuing its trend, the Big Mouth landed in the middle of the pack, though it had some highs and lows.


This juicer did amazingly well at juicing wheatgrass, earning one of the highest scores of the group and only outperformed by the best products in the lineup. The Big Mouth generated about 4.3mL of juice, well above the 2.5mL average.

hamilton beach big mouth - the hamilton beach did surprisingly well at juicing wheatgrass...
The Hamilton Beach did surprisingly well at juicing wheatgrass, almost matching the performance of the Omega.
Credit: Austin Palmer

Unfortunately, performance dropped considerably when we tried juicing kale in the Big Mouth. Its yield was less than average, but only a minuscule amount of foam was produced. This juicer also struggled with spinach, again having a lower than average yield, but this time producing about an inch of foam.

hamilton beach big mouth - juicing leafy greens is one of the harder tasks for most juicers.
Juicing leafy greens is one of the harder tasks for most juicers.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Cleaning


For our final metric, we judged the difficulty in cleaning each juicer. We looked at each component, noting any problems we found in cleaning them, whether or not they are dishwasher-safe, and include a cleaning brush. The Big Mouth finished solidly in this area.


The Big Mouth does include a cleaning brush, but we didn't find it to be terribly durable, as it was already starting to lose bristles by the conclusion of our tests. However, the components are safe to clean in the dishwasher, and none had any areas that are a huge pain to wash by hand.

hamilton beach big mouth - all of the hamilton beach's components laid out, with the majority...
All of the Hamilton Beach's components laid out, with the majority requiring cleaning after you juice.
Credit: Jenna Ammerman

Should You Buy the Hamilton Beach Big Mouth?


The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth is the best bet for those shopping for a new juicer on a budget. It does particularly well at juicing wheatgrass and beets, makes tasty juice, and isn't a huge hassle to clean. Overall, it's not the best but usually retails for substantially less than the highest-scoring models. This juicer is a fantastic value, holding its own with models that cost hundreds of dollars more.

The Hamilton Beach had an overall average performance for hard...
The Hamilton Beach had an overall average performance for hard produce, but did quite well with beets.
The Hamilton Beach was average when it came to soft produce.
The Hamilton Beach was average when it came to soft produce.

What Other Juicer Should You Consider?


If budget isn't a concern, and you want a centrifugal device, then the Breville Juice Fountain Plus would be our pick. This machine is still relatively inexpensive compared to the top masticator at twice the price. It has impressive performance for hard produce and ease of cleaning.

David Wise and Austin Palmer